Made for Partnerships

Events

This year at MIPIM 2018, more than 50 events were hosted by Midlands UK, including panel discussions and showcase presentations, featuring almost 100 speakers. Visitors to the Pavilion included potential investors, property agents, developers and the media from more than 100 countries.

This year’s theme of urbanity at MIPIM featured throughout the Midlands UK event programme as it explored topics surrounding sustainability, new housing potential and connectivity.

 

 

 

Tue 13 March 9:30 am - 10:15 am

Moving to the Midlands: Why the Midlands is proving such an attractive region in which to invest and locate

Speakers:
  • Andy Armstrong, Head of Real Estate, UK, Europe and Middle East, HSBC
  • Paul Harris, Director of Economic Development, Rolls-Royce plc
  • Rob Eaton, Head of Planning, Transport & Strategy, Birmingham Airport
  • Denise Li, Chief Executive Officer, PGC Capital
  • Nicolas Guerin, Managing Director, Linkcity
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Tue 13 March 10:45 am - 11:00 am

The Midlands Engine Vision

Speaker:Sir John Peace, Chair, Midlands Engine

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Tue 13 March 11:00 am - 11:15 am

Birmingham Curzon HS2: Reshaping the economy and property market

Speaker:Richard Cowell, Assistant Director Development, Birmingham City Council

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Tue 13 March 11:15 am - 11:30 am

UK Central – The Hub: Creating Europe’s best-connected destination for living, leisure and business

Speaker:Huw Rhys Lewis, Managing Director, Urban Growth Company

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Tue 13 March 11:30 am - 11:45 am

Transport in the West Midlands: Powering the most liveable, investable and competitive place in the UK

Speaker:Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

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Tue 13 March 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Maximising the growth opportunities created by massive infrastructure investment in the Midlands

Speakers:
  • Sir John Peace, Chair, Midlands Engine
  • Cllr Jon Collins, Leader, Nottingham City Council
  • Richard Cowell, Assistant Director Development, Birmingham City Council
  • Jamie Kerr, Managing Director, HS2 Growth Partnership
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Tue 13 March 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Supercharging the UK with a High Value Manufacturing economy

Speaker:Sarah Middleton, Chief Executive, Black Country Consortium Ltd

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Tue 13 March 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Launch of The M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone

Speakers:
  • Tim Johnson, Deputy Managing Director, City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Cllr Mark Winnington, Cabinet member for Economic Growth, Staffordshire County Council
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Tue 13 March 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Enterprise Telford: Fast, Responsive, Deal Focussed

Speaker:Katherine Kynaston, Assistant Director, Business, Development & Employment, Telford & Wrekin Council

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Tue 13 March 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

West Midlands investor opportunities: Part 1

Speakers:
  • Cllr Ian Courts, Deputy Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Mark Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Calthorpe Estates
  • David Cockroft, Director of City Centre & Major Projects Development, Coventry City Council
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Tue 13 March 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

West Midlands investor opportunities: Part 2

Speakers:
  • Deborah Cadman OBE, Chief Executive Officer, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Cllr Ian Courts, Deputy Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • David Cockroft, Director of City Centre & Major Projects Development, Coventry City Council
  • Mark Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Calthorpe Estates
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Tue 13 March 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Transforming Nuneaton: Investment opportunities one hour from London

Speaker:Monica Fogarty, Joint Managing Director, Warwickshire County Council

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